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International Wolf Center

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Address: 1396 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731-8129
Phone Number:
218-365-4695
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A worthwhile attraction to visit. Informative exhibits. The wolves were viewable. I would recommend the evening program.

Reviewed 23 January 2017
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A worthwhile attraction to visit. Informative exhibits. The wolves were viewable. I would recommend the evening program.

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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband and I have been here several times. This time we took our 3 grand kids and a guest from Texas. All were impressed with this wonderful and entertaining exhibit. This wolves are very well taken care of-- yes, they are enclosed but in acres not cages. There is a huge stadium seating viewing room. You can see real... More 

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Ely, Minnesota
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Seeing the wolves was really cool. They were really active and playful with each other. The museum part is cool but not super interactive. Some of it was kinda boring but it was still interesting! There were also really beautiful pictures of the northern lights taken by a local here in Ely. I'd recommend visiting if you enjoy wildlife facts!

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Lake City, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is definitely a spot to visit. The staff was knowledgeable and its rare to get to see wolves at such a close range

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This facility was recommended to us by friends who live in Ely. It was very educational, kid and adult friendly, and they had a nice gift shop. Viewing the wolves in this habitat required patience, and the center provided binoculars in case you didn't have any. There were cubs, but didn't see them. One adult was out sunning - the... More 

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The ambassador pack, staff and educational programs will show you the truth about wolves. The nature of wolves and their place in our world is explored through film, displays and observation of the ambassador pack. A must for all ages

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Cornville, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

It is a great educational experience! The ranger/instructor talked about wolves and we learned a great deal about these beautiful animals. We also were able to watch the wolves in a natural habitat -- they had adults and young wolves. The museum was also excellent.

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Clayton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Although we were hesitant about how interesting this place would be once we got to see the wolves, we were really glad we came. Seeing the wolves was a highlight but the exhibits and talks are fascinating and well done. Don't miss the video about dogs and how they relate to wolves.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A lot to read and view in terms of education. Be sure to inquire about their additional programs that may lead to more sightings and interaction with the wolves. We did the "what's for dinner" on Saturday night and it was very enjoyable.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had high hopes visiting this venue as I was excited to see live, wild wolves. It was more a wolf museum with some interesting displays. Yes there were wolves, one visible, sleeping with another couple you had to get down on one knee and tilt your head sideways to see through the trees. The website seems to market this... More 

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